Movie review: ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Maybe I’m a bit more emotional or sentimental than some, but when I watch people in the movies and on TV react to death, I’m astonished by the lack of, well, sorrow. Filmed funerals often seem to be settings for dramatic meetings of mourners, such as Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne’s prophetic handshake at the [...]

Book review: ‘The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out is Good Business’

The view from your office is quite magnificent. When you moved into that space, you also got the perfect desk, a credenza to match and a plushy, throne-like chair. It’s a workspace anyone would envy. Yes, your office is well-appointed. But your closet …? Not so much. Therefore, according to John Browne in his new [...]

Lunch with Marine veteran Nathan Fletcher


Recently, I had lunch at Harvey Milk’s American Diner with Marine veteran and former State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. Let me tell you that he was in the best of spirits I have ever seen him in. Happy with life as an executive at Qualcomm, especially with his family and two growing little boys and very [...]


dvd of the week The latest remake of the iconic Japanese monster movie made a lot of money despite giving the actual monster very little screen time. Probably the darkest – both visually and thematically – of any of the 33 Godzilla films, this new one was directed by Gareth Edwards, who had made one [...]


dvr this FOX, Mondays at 8 p.m. One of the most hyped and best new TV shows of the fall, Gotham is a series that serves as an origin story to the world of Batman. It’s focused on young Detective Jim Gordon, the future police commissioner and Batman’s closest compadre. Gordon is played by fierce [...]

Who would take Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat if she retires …?

Barbara Boxer

Sen. Barbara Boxer once told a group of LGBT activists “I’m your girl!” when lamenting her under use in the No on 8 Campaign. As one of the earliest and fiercest advocates for equality issues across the board, I would be sorry to see her retire, but various whispers and a depleted campaign account suggest [...]

The City: Top to Bottom

thursday, sept. 25 Big Daddy Orchestra The Big Daddy Orchestra has been dazzling audiences for the past ten years with their distinctive style and sound. A stellar horn section, a rockin’ rhythm section, innovative arrangements and versatile vocalists create an extraordinary experience. Humphreys Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, 7 p.m., $5 cover, [...]

My superpower can be my kryptonite too

Kryptonite crystal While walking back to a car parked in a large Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical center parking lot, I felt tears welling in my eyes. There were duck ponds with their ducks that I was quickly walking by – even a pseudo-rustic bridge over a connective feature between two larger ponds, but I [...]

‘The Four Agreements:’ Be Impeccable With Your Word

As a progressive, I believe there are many names for God and many ways to God – this article reflects one of those ways. Take from here what works for you. Celebrate life with joy and peace! There is power in your words! Your words are powerful! So, choose your words wisely – use your [...]

AHF opens specialized HIV clinic in Hillcrest

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has expanded its support of public health in the San Diego community by opening its first specialized HIV clinic in the area Sept. 9, offering specialized, client-centered HIV/AIDS care through its Hillcrest location. A private reception and ribbon cutting was hosted at the clinic Tuesday Sept. 9. The health care center [...]

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